Seafood Trader Convicted of Illegally Smuggling Endangered European Baby Eels
The United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced the conviction of Gilbert Khoo, who illegally smuggled critically endangered baby European eels at Southwark Crown Court on February 7.
Khoo was shown to have engaged in illegal trading out of the UK of European eels between 2015 and 2017, the CPS said. He failed to inform authorities of his profit-making illegal exporting activity.
“Khoo was trading these animals purely for a financial gain,” Marion Longford, of the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, said. “He had no regard...
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